Reese Witherspoon to Star in Two Netflix Rom-coms

Reese Witherspoon. Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9457637az)

Reese Witherspoon, the rom-com queen boards two new romantic comedies set at Netflix. 

Witherspoon, whose rom-com credits include Sweet Home Alabama, Election, This Means War, Pleasantville, Home Again, and the Legally Blonde films, will star in two new romantic comedies titled Your Place or Mine and The Cactus.

“We have been looking for the right feature opportunities to collaborate with Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, and the entire team at Netflix for a while and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them on these two romantic comedies,” Witherspoon said in a statement. “Both Sarah Haywood’s and Aline Brosh McKenna’s stories blend everything we love about traditional RomComs with strong, smart, and determined female leads.”

Your Place Or Mine centers on two long-distance best friends who change each other’s lives when one decides to pursue a lifelong dream and the other volunteers to keep an eye on the friend’s teenage son.

The Cactus is based on Haywood’s novel of the same name. It focuses on a woman’s unexpected pregnancy at 45 years old, causing her to rethink the structured life she has created for herself. She then goes on an unconventional journey toward love, family, and learning to embrace the unexpected.

Witherspoon will produce the projects through her Hello Sunshine company.